Champagne: It’s Not Just For Special Occasions!

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October 24, 2014 marks the fifth annual #ChampagneDay.

I’m Tracy Byrnes, Fox Business anchor and Wine With Me columnist, and why we don’t get a day off from work to raise a flute is beyond me.

This is a big deal. People everywhere should be drinking more champagne. It’s not just for the rich and royalty – plebeians like me drink it all the time now. The bubbles make me happy, not to mention studies have shown that champagne may help the brain cope with the trauma of stroke, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

See, it’s practically vitamins!

Our @jediwinemaster Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan is back to reinforce exactly why you should drink more champagne because everyday should be #ChampagneDay.

Wine With Me Champagne Bottles

We tasted these:

  • Piper-Heidsieck Brut NV
  • Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve NV
  • STLTO Prosecco DOC

But any champagne and prosecco will do to play along. Listen here:

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Oh, and a while back she taught me how to “saber” a bottle of bubbly (champagne only, not prosecco). Coolest thing ever, though our legal department reminds me to tell you that you need to be careful and we take no responsibility for screw-ups. Watch here:


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